Auction of Hepburn’s belongings tops $6mn
An auction of items from screen icon Audrey Hepburn’s personal collection has made more than $6 million (`39.2 crore), including a world record for her script of the 1961 film, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Christie’s auction house has announced. “We’ve been delighted with the overwhelming response to the personal collection of Audrey Hepburn,” said Adrian Hume-sayer, head of sale and director of private collections at the auction house. She’s one of the greatest icons in the history of film and the incredible result so far, for part one of the collection, is a testament to her enduring appeal.” Bidding is open online until October 4 for part two of the sale. The British actor, who died in 1993 aged 63, was a film and style icon from the 1950s onwards. Dresses and coats, accessories including sunglasses, gloves and earrings as well as letters, photographs and paintings were among the 246 lots in the sale. They came from the late film legend’s Swiss home.